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How policy affects real people (podcast) – 11/21/16
This podcast on American drug pricing explores the benefits and drawbacks of a national policy decision not to regulate prescription drugs. Craig Garthwaite, the Co-Director of Kellogg School of Management's Health Enterprise Management Program, explains that the American people cannot ignore the impending sacrifices they will have to endure if Medicare does manage to decrease drug prices. Lower drug prices means less new and continued drug research and innovation. Craig highlights the need to find an appropriate innovation to price tradeoff that Americans are willing to accept.

Huffington Post

The Trumpf Chocolate Zeppelin on the way to the White House – 11/19/16
Article written by Professor Robert Wolcott asks readers to try and understand their adversaries better than they understand you (or even themselves) because that offers a competitive advantage.

Inc.

These 5 Common Collaboration Myths Are Destroying Your Team​ – 11/19/16
Article says when it comes to collaboration, popular wisdom and research-backed best practice frequently disagree. Quotes Professor Leigh Thompson on the five myths that managers most often fall victim to, along with suggestions of better alternatives.

The Houston Chronicle

Richards-Kortum, Oden, Palamountain: All babies deserve a chance to survive – 11/18/16
Article co-written by Professor Kara Palamountain discusses the issue of premature birth - now the world's leading cause of death for children. This year, more than 1 million babies will die simply because they were born too soon and progress to improve newborn survival is frustratingly slow. The authors noted that World Prematurity Day was commemorated last week, and stated that we can do better, and have the global resources to do so, when it comes to premature births.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago will always find a new tax – 11/17/16
Article (op-ed) written by Professor Joel Shalowitz offers his opinion on how the City Council’s decision to license pharmaceutical representatives to help address the opioid addiction problem is a case study in unnecessary, costly and ineffective government intervention.​

MedCity News

How to make health insurance more like car insurance – 11/16/16
Article discusses the merits of policy changes in health insurance, such as removing traditional health insurance for the common, acute healthcare that’s handled by a primary care physician, thus making health insurance more like car insurance, and quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz on how patients will have reduced provider choice, but the tradeoff may be worth it, “If you have a more narrow network, you can obviously negotiate better rates."

Chicago Tribune

Grubhub faces backlash after CEO's anti-Trump email to employees – 11/11/16
Article reports that Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney is facing a firestorm after speaking out against President-elect Donald Trump in an email to employees this week. Quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who says that forcing employees to agree with a leader's beliefs flies in the face of diversity and inclusion — though he said he did not think that was Maloney's intent.

Chicago Tribune

Who needs food? Why Soylent is replacing meals for these busy Chicagoans​ – 11/09/16
Article reports on how more and more people with busy schedules are drinking the meal-replacement beverage Soylent, and quotes Professor Rob Wolcott on how Soylent’s offering resonates with the efficiency-obsessed.

Nightly Business Report

CNBC – 11/09/16
Segment features Professor Craig Garthwaite discussing what's next for the Affordable Care Act under a Trump presidency. (See the 20:20 mark of the video clip for this interview.)

The Wall Street Journal

Companies Rethink Sales Rewards – 11/08/16
Article discusses how companies are looking closer at employee incentives in the wake of the Wells Fargo scandal​ and quotes Professor Daniel Barron.

Chicago Tribune

Baez, Schwarber help companies bask in Cubs World Series glow​ – 11/07/16
Article reports on Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez working with Macy’s and discusses the impact of retailers trying to make their brands more relevant with these partnerships, quoting Professor Alexander Chernev.

New York Times

When Should Charities Throw In Together? – 11/04/16
Sometimes, merging individual charitable organizations can have a greater impact on the people served if they start with a focus on the mission. However, the process of merging may not be so simple--challenges with organizational pride and change in leadership can create hurdles. But ultimately, strong mergers can create even stronger societal impacts, according to a study co-authored by Professor Don Haider.

Finance & Management

Seeking Out A New Route – 11/01/16
Article reports on five behavioral processes that can leave businesspeople in a state of inactivity, drawing on perspective from Professor Leigh Thompson. How should business problems be solved when a familiar solution no longer works?

Upside

Analytics Meets Decision Making: What Does Automation Mean for the Future of Data Scientists? – 10/31/16
Article by Professor Joel Shapiro says that using automated analytics is difficult when trying to solve unique, complex, and context-specific business issues. Analytics is a managerial problem because it can be used to inform action and help solve the identified nuanced business problems. To be successful with analytics, it is critical that leaders are comfortable with data analytics and that data scientists are comfortable with the business context.

Chicago Tribune

Fly the 'W' for Cubs business strategy – 10/25/16
Article reports on the Chicago Cubs’ recent entry into the World Series and how a case study by Professor James Shein analyzing the team's fortunes is underway.

The Wall Street Journal

You’re Fired! Cartoons Struggle to Find Work In Advertising​ – 10/21/16
Article reports on how cartoon characters are getting cut out of advertising work, and quotes Professor Tim Calkins: “If you want to give a brand a personality today, you don’t need a cartoon character to do that.”

Crain’s Chicago Business

Nonprofits missing the boat by not merging​ – 10/20/16
Article reports on findings in the new Metropolitan Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Project, based on research from Professor Emeritus Don Haider and Kellogg’s Center for Nonprofit Management. The study revealed a trend toward proactive rather than reactive mergers, and predicted that human-services nonprofits will merge or otherwise collaborate, due to the expansion of Medicaid and the ascent of managed care.

Fortune

What Trump Got Wrong About Leadership During the Final Debate – 10/20/16
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer examines the recent presidential debates through the lens of values-based leadership, highlighting three qualities that make the best leaders.

Harvard Business Review

Managers Are Wasting Time and Money on People Problems​ – 10/20/16
Article includes an animated video that illustrates the key points of Professor Leigh Thompson’s research, accompanying her HBR e-book “Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits.”

Chicago Tribune

When trouble hits, company reputations can suffer​ – 10/19/16
Article discusses McDonald’s recent trouble with their clown mascot, and quotes Professor Kent Grayson on how to mitigate the reputational damage.

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